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Posted by Mark Winebrenner on Sep 11, 2018 11:15:00 AM
Mark Winebrenner

Recently a client asked me if I think “ambition” is a bad thing. What a great question!


“Ambition” has a political origin relating to candidates soliciting support for office. They want us to prefer them over the other candidates. One may say of another, “He has political ambitions.”. Of course, that can be a noble goal. The issues are motives and the conditions of the heart.


You see ambition can spring forth from both healthy and unhealthy motives. Ambition can mean a desire for excellence or it can mean a desire for superiority. Nothing wrong at all to desire to do all things with excellence. However, it is a problem when we seek or have a sense of superiority. Superiority requires us to compare and judge ourselves against others. Comparisons have only two outcomes, both which are bad: that we feel superior or inferior. Worse yet we judge someone else as more superior or inferior than us. 


As your OneCrown LivRite Coach, I want to encourage you to do all things from a desire for excellence. To be the best version of you, not in comparison with others. You have been given a precious gift from God, life. God made you and loves you. He wants you to enjoy today as you strive for an even better tomorrow. Here is a simple perspective from Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”


When you desire excellence in all you do, with a thankful heart that springs from a relationship with Jesus, it is honoring God with the life He has given you.

Topics: Encouraging Words